Talk the talk: A-Z of South African slang

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South Africanese at it’s most expressive Vivienne Hambly guardian.co.uk, Friday 26 February 2010 writes:    Don’t know your babbelas from your tekkies? Learn how to make yourself understood at the World Cup 2010 with our indispensible guide: Drawing from 11 official languages – with English, isiZulu, isiXhosa and Afrikaans – being the most dominant, South Africa’s […]

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Getting to the Game

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Joburg Transport to the Games I have summarized information from the Joburg.org.za website and from ticketbreak.co.za website. Tickets to the Park and Rides/Walks can be booked at ticketbreak.co.za  IF you do not have your own car you will need to use DROP AND RIDE A Drop & Ride will be provided at Westgate where fans […]

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Events in Newtown during the World Cup

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Newtown Events From JhbLIve Newsletter 27 May 2010: Johannesburg’s creative minds are gearing up for a six-week long extravaganza of arts, culture, entertainment and literature. The Newtown Festival is set to showcase to visitors, both local and international, the finest that South Africa has to offer.   This cultural festival offers an array of goodies throughout […]

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Upmarket soccer gifts and mementoes

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Jewellery  mementoe of the World Cup Soccer Designed exclusively for Tinsel by Geraldine Fenn, [one of South Africa’s foremost young jewellery designers], this tiny football man charm is the perfect way to celebrate soccer fever!   Made in sterling silver and available in two sizes as either a pendant, keyring, ring or earrings, this little guy will […]

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Excellent body of work by Christine Dixie showing at AOP 44 Stanley Ave

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Christine Dixie’s exhibition at Arts on Paper The gentle images of a sleeping child shown in prints on the wall are contrasted with themes of sacrifice, violence, dismemberment  and war in a  tightly conceived and impressive exhibition by Grahamstown artist Christine Dixie, currently showing at AOP [Arts on Paper] 44 Stanley Ave until this Saturday 29th May. The […]

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Art tours for Jozi

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Joburg Art Tours Visi 26 May 2010 writes: When one imagines the art capitals of the world, Johannesburg doesn’t come to mind. This isn’t for lack of talent, but for lack of exposure. Fortunately, this situation is about to change thanks to a new initiative called Afro Centric Joburg City Art Tours.  These cleverly compiled […]

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Chill out amongst the turbines this Friday night

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Adi’s Weekly things to do & see in Joburg [adrian@fiftytwo.co.za] This week’s pick: Turbine Hall, Newtown. See Liz’s Post Genre: Architectural heritage & underground dining What: The completed Turbine Hall, with bells and whistles, is the finest example of both inner city regeneration and preservation. This architectural icon eclectically fuses the old and new. The mod […]

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Even Solly’s Trolley is Flying the Flag

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A familiar sight in the Johannesburg Parks Region Carnival- float meets Christmas -Tree meets Giant- Flower- Arrangement.  Driving around ‘the Parks’ (greater Rosebank), I often see the amazing technicolour cart decorated with everything that glitters, shimmers and  flutters.  Yesterday I stopped to meet the creator .. Solly .. who proudly told me the history of his trolley. As far back […]

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